Monday, August 02, 2010

The Sprague Library in Sugar House, Utah

On our way home from a family reunion Booklogged and I came across this wonderful library in Sugar House, Utah.  The Sprague Library was built in the 1930's and is still serving the reading public in Sugar House.  We loved it's fine architecture and it's great slate roof.

Inside it was full of the charm of a different era.
Here's a quiet reading room.  Imagine the fire burning on a cold winter day.  Might be hard to find a seat in the winter.
The Children's Library was bright and inviting.  No wonder it was busy!
A more recent addition is a lovely plaza in the rear.  The pyramid is a skylight for the art gallery and large reading room below.  A library should be a monument to literacy and words and this one certainly serves that purpose.  Hooray for books, freedom of expression and great ideas!